December 1, 2022

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Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration

Join the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter for a festive evening of mix and mingling with fellow AFP friends and friends, meet the incoming board of directors for 2023, and recognize our outgoing board of directors.


Ventura County Credit Union

2575 Vista del Mar Dr, Ventura, California 93001


5:30 pm to 6 pm reception

6 pm to 7 pm program


Free for members, $15 for non-members.

RSVP or Purchase Tickets Here

Proposed Slate of 2023 Officers & Directors


Thank you to Steve Willmont of Netzel Grigsby Associates for making his gift to the BE the CAUSE campaign so that our chapter and others across the globe can support fundraisers through leadership development, education, and much more.

You can join Steve today by making your gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy to support future generations of leaders in fundraising. The AFP Foundation will return up to 35% of your donation to the Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties chapter to benefit local fundraisers through scholarship support and professional development training.


Thank you to our Donors!

Ambassador's Club

William and Elise Kearney

President's Club

Gerardo Pantoja, CFRE

Pamela A. Perkins-Dwyer

Alpha Society

Jennifer Caldwell

Molly Kemper

Stephanie Wilson, CFRE

Ambassador's Club - Sapphire Level

Rosemary Allison

Stephen C. Baker

Lynda Bowman

Tanya G. Gonzales, CFRE

Karen Kawaguchi

Catherine Kort

Andrea McFarling

Elena Nicklasson

Michael Padden-Rubin

Madeline Serrano Sattler

Eryn Shugart, PhD

Ms. Lisa M Thomas, BA

Steve Willmont, CFRE

Friends of the Foundation

Amanda Lynn Allen, MBA

Heather Brown

Adrienne De Guevara

Nina Dubar

Patricia Schwartz, MA

Christine Trunick

Complete Your Demographics Section

As part of AFP’s commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession, gathering demographic information from our community is essential. Having complete demographic information helps the AFP community for a few reasons:

  1. We can better define what inclusion, diversity, equity, and access means to our members and the broader fundraising community, and it will help to assess our progress.
  2. Based on the data you provide, we can create programs, products and services that match what you, our members, will feel connected to.
  3. Having more complete demographic data will help us promote equity within our community and grow membership through an inclusive lens.

Please help support our IDEA efforts by providing demographic information in your AFP member profile. Your information will remain confidential and is used for data gathering purposes.

Update your information here:

Upcoming Events

(NEW DATE) Complimentary Webinar: Including Disability in Fundraising - From inclusive language to accessible events

(AFP Global)

Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP CFRE Refresher Virtual Course - 4-day series

(AFP Global)

December 5, 7, 12, 14 9:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: What is Branding, Really?

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dives : How to Use New Tools and Technology for Your Capital Campaign Planning

(AFP Global)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Southern California Association for Healthcare Development Annual Holiday Mixer

Friday, December 9, 2022 3:00 p.m.

AFP-GLAC Annual Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 11:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Legacy Planning Webinar

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

Click on the job titles below to view the description

Director of Philanthropic Relationships

Music Academy

Philanthropy Assistant

Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara

Donor Relations Associate


Program and Development Coordinator


Development Coordinator

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Associate Director of Development

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Foundation Roundtable Administrative Consultant

United Way Santa Barbara

Development Manager

Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Director of Marketing and Communications

Santa Barbara Foundation

Business Development Manager

Santa Barbara Foundation

Director of Giving

Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

Advertise Your Job Opening With AFP

As a benefit to its members, AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is pleased to share information about development and fundraising related job openings.

To view all postings or learn how to advertise with AFPSBV, click here to visit the Chapter Job Center on our website.
Thank You to our 2022-23 Chapter Sponsors

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Founded in 1960, AFP International (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through over 33,000 members in 243 chapters around the world. AFP International is committed to promoting philanthropy and supporting the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. AFP offers many opportunities both at the local chapter and international association levels. Join your local AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter today for professional development, networking, and employment opportunities.

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P.O. Box 1564, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1564
(714) 771-3685

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